Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra Passes Away at 90
Sad news from the world of baseball. Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra passed away Tuesday night from natural causes. He was 90 years old.
Berra was a 10-time World Series winner and was the American League's Most Valuable Player three times. During the 18 years he played with the Yankees, he helped the team reach 14 World Series. After his playing days, Berra coached or managed the Yankees, New York Mets and Houston Astros.
For many, though, he was even better known for all those amusing "Yogi-isms."
"It ain't over 'til it's over" is among eight of them included in Bartlett's book of quotations, along with his view of a favorite restaurant: "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded." Or, "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore" and "when you come to a fork in the road take it."
The cartoon character Yogi Bear was named after him.